JOIN THE SLOW FOOD DENVER TEAM!

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization founded in Italy in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and the disappearance of local food cultures. Today, it is present in over 160 countries, with about 150 chapters in the United States. Through programs, education, advocacy and events, Slow Food inspires individuals and communities to change the world through food that is good, clean and fair for all. 

Slow Food Denver is one of the many local chapters that carry out the work of Slow Food in their communities. Seeking dramatic and lasting change in the local food system, Slow Food Denver reconnects the Front Range communities with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food. We believe that our everyday choices, starting with what we eat and feed others, can contribute to a better future for the generations to come.

We are a small, dynamic and passionate Slow Food office that has grown significantly over the past 10 years. In addition to our successful local programming, Slow Food Denver has led three major national initiatives including Slow Food USA’s National School Garden program, the Slow Meat conference and Slow Food’s flagship festival in the US — Slow Food Nations. 

Slow Food is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter, with the job you are applying for as the subject, to jobs@slowfooddenver.org by March 9, 2021.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
DIRECTOR

Location: Denver, CO
Start Date: As soon as possible
Pay Range: PART-TIME, $30,000 -35,000/annually, approximately 20 hours/week
Reports to: Slow Food Denver Board of Directors

We are seeking to hire a new director who will successfully lead Slow Food Denver in its next phase of growth. This person will be skilled in engaging with community leaders and partners, have experience in fundraising and relationship development, and be a strong leader. Equally as important, the director will have strong communications skills, a keen attention to detail and experience managing operations and financials. The director will manage all aspects of the chapter including development, programs, organization management, partnerships and community engagement. The director also maintains connection and communication with Slow Food USA. 

We are a small team working at a fast pace to champion Slow values. We are looking for a leader who brings a positive outlook, is self-motivated, team-focused and believes in having fun while working hard.

This position is hired by and reports directly to the board of directors. Specifics include:

Operations:

  • Develop the annual budget and provide quarterly financial updates to the BoD
  • Manage and liaise with the independent bookkeeper and accountant
  • Maintain updated insurance coverage 
  • Maintain Secretary of State filings for Good Standing 
  • Oversee office upkeep and operations

Development:

  • Lead fundraising efforts for the chapter, including corporate sponsorships, grants, individual and small business giving and ticket sales
  • Plan membership and donor appreciation efforts
  • Manage grants, reporting processes and final reports
  • Develop relationships with local foundations, businesses and other funding partners

Community Engagement and Partnerships:

  • Act as primary representative of Slow Food Denver in the community 
  • Cultivate partnerships and alliances with the public, non-profit and private community leaders and entities to build strong relationships and collaborations 
  • Lead public relations efforts

Programs:

  • Work with the team to plan the annual events and programs calendar to support community engagement, build and maintain partnerships with local organizations and food producers, and increase awareness of SFD in the Denver community
  • Ensure attendance of Slow Food leadership and board members at events
  • Oversee the planning, delivery and evaluation of programs and events

Marketing, Website & Social Media:

  • Define the marketing strategy and priorities for the organization
  • Oversee management of the website, social media and external communications

Staff and General Management:

  • Attend all board meetings
  • Hire, manage and oversee Slow Food Denver staff and consultants
  • Manage contracts with vendors
  • Manage Interns 
  • Oversee recruitment and management of volunteers

Slow Food USA Liaison:

  • Participate in regular national leadership meetings
  • Share information through appropriate channels, to ensure Slow Food Denver’s community impact is recognized by the national organization
  • Oversee submission of annual chapter report
  • Stay aware of national programs and initiatives, and share about them locally

Bonus Skills

  • Spanish fluency (not required)
COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Location: Denver, CO
Start Date: As soon as possible
Pay  Range: PART-TIME, $15,000-$20,000/annually, approximately 20 hours/week
Reports to: Slow Food Denver Director

We are seeking to hire a new communications and outreach coordinator who will support our priority of sharing the Slow Food story and coordinate our events, programs and activities that engage our community. This person will be skilled in written and verbal communications, demonstrate strong attention to detail and excel in time management. In addition, this role will be a prominent face of Slow Food to the community, so this person will need to enjoy working with people and present a warm and gracious demeanor. This is an exciting and dynamic role, and every day will be different. The ability to manage multiple tasks is essential. 

We are a small team working at a fast pace to champion Slow values. We are looking for a team member who brings a positive outlook, is self-motivated, team-focused and believes in having fun while working hard.

The communications & outreach coordinator reports directly to the director. Specifics include:

Communications:

  • Work directly with director to craft a communications plan
  • Manage Slow Food Denver’s social media pages
  • Produce and distribute monthly e-newsletter
  • Promote volunteer opportunities and manage SignUp Genius as needed
  • Liaise with local media and online calendars to promote events, program and other Slow Food news
  • Update and maintain website, including Slow Food Denver events, blog posts, youth education classes, volunteer and intern opportunities
  • Manage Slow Food Denver’s email inbox
  • Maintain and organize internal documents, photos, etc on Google drive

Outreach:

  • Support detailed planning and logistics for specific events, programs and other community activities
  • Attend and provide onsite support as the key point person for specific events, programs and other community activities
  • Support program evaluation data gathering and reporting
  • Support outreach for fundraising campaigns
  • Support youth education program director with marketing and outreach

Operations:

  • Support office upkeep and maintenance
  • Support annual reporting needs

Desired Technology Experience

  • Familiarity with social media platforms
  • Experience with email management tools
  • Experience with WordPress 
  • Knowledge of event communications tools

Bonus Skills

  • Spanish fluency (not required)